A foot assist bar on the Discovery™ Series Selectorized Line Chest Press allows the user to begin exercise in an advantageous pre-stretch start position. The movement arm features a forward-set low pivot for a proper motion path. The ratcheting gas-assisted seat adjusts easily and fits a wide range of users. The unique foot advance allows users to easily get into the proper start position while stretching muscles prior to starting the movement. The low pivot of the movement arm ensures a proper path of motion and easy entrance/exit to and from the unit. The various grip options allow for wide and narrow grip movements, providing exercise variety.